January 14th, 2014 by Nina Macdonald
On Wednesday evening, December 11th, 32 members and non-members of Slow Food gathered together to eat and mingle and ring in the holidays on the lovely patio area at our holiday mixer at the new Italian eatery Vitaly, located in Costa Mesa at The Camp. Vitaly is owned by Maurizio and Barbara Cocchi who were born and raised in Bologna Italy and now transplanted to Orange County.
We enjoyed sparkling water, on the house teas and coffee and an abundant amount of of piadina and cassone sandwiches. Our affable host and restaurant owner, Maurizio, treated us to a short presentation on the house specialty made on the premises called piadina. Piadina is an ancient, 2000 year old, thin flat bread made without yeast. It is typically prepared in the Emilio-Romagna region of Italy. It is usually made with white flour, lard, olive oil, salt and water. The dough is traditionally cooked on a terracotta dish called a teggia. Piadina is the bread used for the sandwiches served at Vitaly.
Vitaly is located at
2937 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626